|(a) "Professional and consultant services" is defined
as any direct service for which the grantee uses an outside source
for necessary support.
(b) Any contract or agreement entered into by a grantee
that obligates grant funds must be in writing, must be consistent
with Texas contract law, and may be subject to approval by the OAG.
Grantees must maintain adequate documentation supporting budget items
for a contractor's time, services, and rates of compensation. Grantees
must establish a contract administration and monitoring system to
regularly and consistently ensure that contract deliverables are provided
as specified in the contract.